The Rebuild and Recover Disaster Program was created to assist local communities to recover from an eligible weather related incident. An eligible incident is any weather-related event in a geographically defined area that either:
- Includes at least 25 damaged owner-occupied homes and that is not likely to rise to the level of Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act or be the subject of a state disaster declaration by TEMA.
- Has received a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and the event was of the severity and magnitude that the need for supplemental Federal assistance was determined to be necessary prior to the completion of joint Federal, State, and local government Preliminary Damage Assessment as permitted by 44 CFR §206.33(d) and §206.36(d).
Eligible grantees are limited to the City or County local government in the affected area. The maximum grant awarded is $500,000 and the minimum grant is $100,000.
Funds may be used for the following eligible activities:
- Rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing. Rebuild and Recover funds will be provided as grants to owner-occupants to address repairs, including reconstruction, not covered by insurance or other disaster relief programs.
- Demolition. Rebuild and Recover funds may be used to cover the cost to demolish owner-occupied housing that cannot be rehabilitated and re-occupied.
- Relocation. Rebuild and Recover funds may be used to cover the cost to relocate homeowners out of a flood plain.
- Administration. Up to 5% of a Rebuild and Recover grant may be used for administrative costs.
To learn more about this program, please contact Toni Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or review the program description provided below: